This design was inspired by a 1953 Modes Royale design. Pattern includes instructions for the coat, strapless sheath, hat, belt, and umbrella.
Sleeve button placement
Using this picture as an example, have the pleat on the sleeve more towards the coat front and not on the shoulder seem like I did it. The buttons will then be more visible when looking at the coat from the front.
No button at the waistline, just a small stitch
Pleats on drape and how the bow covers the top of the drape
See why a button on the waist isn’t necessary?
Hat brim seam allowance clipped and pressed
Hat top hand sewn to hat brim
Full view of inside of the hat
View of finished hat
View of inside finished hat
Umbrella pressed in half
What the umbrella looks like after it is pressed.
Poke skewer through pressed point.
Umbrella gathered to the stick.
Painted buckles drying